Gender equality, as a concept, has been around for centuries. The struggle to bring this concept to life has been long and is still unfinished, as in everyday life males and females still fail to see and treat each other as equals. The first steps to achieve gender equality were made during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by allowing women to vote. Now, more than a century later, where do we stand? Is gender equality a reachable goal, and how will Millennials, as the leading force and largest demographic in the world today, tackle this issue?
With the rapid technological advances and discoveries that have happened in the last few decades, inevitable changes in society and lifestyles have occurred around the world. Introducing innovative and digital replacements for many traditional tools and objects happens on a daily basis now. One major innovation – e-books – shook the publishing industry about a decade ago. Though e-books were rapidly accepted among the general population, especially young people, in the last few years their sales have started to go down. What are the reasons for this decline? Is it just temporary, and what are the possible outcomes?
With the growth in population whether young or old comes the necessity for economic growth. The complexities of globalization pose various challenges. One of these being the necessity to welcome contributing migrants. Are these migrants, the developed world’s gain and the developing world’s loss? Both statements are justified.
7 billion people live on Earth. It is safe to assume that every single person on the planet played, is currently playing or will play some kind of a game during his or her lifetime. Around 1,5 billion people are users of electronic entertainment. Almost two third of them is playing online titles. The numbers are growing and are unstoppable. Reality of leisure time activities is changing and is affecting mainly youth.
There surely are no tenets, maxims and formulae for success. However, let’s have a look at what research has to say about habits that can lead to success and give one an edge. How we think, react and conduct ourselves not only has its effect on us but also those around us, most especially our families. Success, it would appear, not always but often runs in families. Is this success only about material wealth? Undoubtedly not. So what is the measure of success? To the mind of the writer, success encompasses health, wealth, happiness, peace of mind and a good enjoyable life with the ability to share and care.
The New Year has come, and just one thing is certain as we sail into 2017 – the media attention aimed at Millennials will not decrease. The generation that has grown up under the microscope of sociologists and other social scientists is strongly going forwards at all costs. One of those costs is the cost of moving away.
It has become one of the basic features of this generation – breaking traditions and demanding change. Now this has been most evident in the social activism movements that have swept away multiple laws across the globe, changing practices and habits. However, as this generation is entering adulthood and earning increasing incomes day after day, industries are beginning to fear the dreadful and merciless Millennials’ verdicts on their products.
With the Polar caps melting and unidentifiable, haunting, and curious sounds emerging in the Polar region, even wildlife and marine life are being driven away. Researchers, hunters, and fisher people have confirmed this reality. Many cities in the developing world are becoming unliveable due to pollution. Not just early morning smog but soot-filled air all through the day and night in many cities has already driven away birds. Humans are wearing masks just to be able to breathe somewhat purified air, above all in the highly populated and industrialized cities of India and China.
Being described and depicted as the Me, me, me generation, the most narcissistic generation ever or the generation that is the most addicted to social media, one would assume that Generation Millennials are experiencing a strong measure of happiness and personal satisfaction. However, recently published surveys have proven that this is the most fragile generation yet, and that anxiety is something that a big percentage of youth today are dealing with on a daily basis. One must ask why?
They say every time has its illness. And if we scan through the history books we can truly see that. We all know about the black plague in the medieval period, malaria, smallpox, cholera, and the most recent HIV/AIDS outbreak. The time has come to identify and face the illness of the Millennials, and for this health threat there is no vaccine that can help out, at least not yet.